Accident Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker 57-1513, Thursday 15 October 1959
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Date:Thursday 15 October 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic K35A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 57-1513
MSN: 17584/193
Year of manufacture:1958
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney J57-P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Leitchfield, KY -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Columbus AFB, MS (CBM/KCBM)
Destination airport:Columbus AFB, MS (CBM/KCBM)
The Boeing Stratotanker collided in mid-air with a USAF Boeing B-52F Stratofortress (57-0036), which was carrying two nuclear bombs. The bomber was being refueled at FL320.
Both aircraft crashed.



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